PRELUDE – “Preis und Dank” by J.S. Bach, Easter Oratorio

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Matthew 28:1-9

Leader:

Christ is Risen!

Everyone:

He is Risen Indeed!

 

Toward the dawn of the first day of the week,

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

And behold, there was a great earthquake,

for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven

and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid,

for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.

Come, see the place where he lay.

Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead,

and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.

See, I have told you.”

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy,

and ran to tell his disciples.

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!”

And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Song –

Christ the Lord is Risen Today” by Charles Wesley

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Peter 2:1

Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 15:17, 20a

If Christ has not been raised,

your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead!

Songs –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ

his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried,

he descended to hell

and on the third day he rose again from the dead,

he ascended into heaven,

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of the saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Galatians 3:26-28

SERMON – “Putting on Christ”

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

LORD’S TABLE

Song –

Low in the Grave He Lay (Christ Arose)” by Robert Lowry

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Jesus Is Alive (House of Tea Remix)” by Shai Linne